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out of seattle and washington, thank you. >> sunday in seattle was the first day that gay people could marry in washington state. the supreme court will take up the issue. which way will they go? >> striking down the federal law, defense of ameritech, saying that we don't recognize -- defense of marriage act, saying we don't recognize marriage and it is it, but i cannot imagine the courts saying to mrs. be that you are going to have to marry -- courts saying to mrs. to be that you have to marry same-sex couples. conservatives worry that is their last shot at this, that what it much harder to invalidate -- >> you can see where this train is going. there is going to be gay marriage in the united states. >> we have not had such a rapid change on social is used as on this issue of what the court should not do is do what it did on abortion, get in the way by imposing its will. let this happen through the legislatures. >> "the supreme court follows election returns, and if that is the case, you'll see a sea change in a marriage, because it is growing acceptance -- . >> but not from the court
. >>> a shooting rampage earlier the same day at a bar in a seattle suburb left one customer dead and another wounded. u.s. president barack obama has set a january deadline for proposals to deal with the gun violence. the u.s. has seen several shooting rampages this year, including the newtown school shooting which left 26 people dead. >>> international peace envoy brahimi sat down with talks with syria's president bashar assad. they tried to reach a conclusion on the syrian war, but there is no indication they reached a breakthrough. they met in the capital damascus. they discussed the crisis and moving forward. they planned to set up an administration with government and anti-government forces. he plans to pull power from the assad administration to a new government. but the opposition wants to overthrow the assad administration and the government regards the opposition as terrorist. >>> two insider attacks in afghanistan have rattled the international security forces. an afghan policewoman shot and killed a u.s. contractor in the capital kabul. the victim was a security consultant for the
, denver at 12 degrees and a pair of 7s here in vancouver and seattle. here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> recapping our top story here on "newsline," authorities in japan have lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued for the northeast pacific coast following a strong earthquake. officials with the meteorological agency say the tremor was most likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 p.m. local time, triggering tsunami. it struck off the sanriku coast in the tohoku region. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's disaster. immediately after friday's quake, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advisories for areas along the northeast coast. they say a wave of one meter came racing ashore in the prefecture of miyagi, hitting the port of -- port city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted their warning and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in early evening as people were heading home from work or
. >> hundreds of same-sex couples marrying in seattle after washington began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. >> we've adopted our children. we've gone to the courts and made them our family, but this is the first time amanda and i will be family, and that piece of paper says that. >> last month, washington, maine, and maryland becoming the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote, joining six other states, including new york, iowa, and the district of columbia, where it is legal. the u.s. supreme court announcing it will hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting the rights of same-sex married couples. fans around the world mourning the loss of award-winning mexican-american singer jenny rivera after wreckage of a plane flying rivera and six other people from a concert is found in northern mexico. her mangled driver's license among the crash-site debris. rivera selling 15 million records -- one of the most successful female singers in grupero, a male-dominated regional style. venezuelan president hugo chávez in cuba undergoing another cancer operation after announcing that m
's the guest principal for a day at this seattle middle school. >> give it up for the one and only ne-yo! [ loud cheers and applause ] >> his appearance is a reward for these students. they won a nationwide challenge to improve attendance. it's run by an organization called get schooled. >> get schooled was founded in collaboration with viacom -- that includes mtv, bet, nickelodeon -- to really inspire and engage and inform kids so that they can get the motivation, inspiration, and information they need to do well in school. >> unfortunately, this is something a lot of us need. when it comes to high-school graduation rates, the u.s. does pretty poorly. in fact, compared to other countries, we're all the way down in 17th place. that's why school attendance is so important. >> attendance is the greatest predictor of high-school graduation rates. that means if you want to graduate from high school, the most important thing you can do is actually to go to school every day. >> statistics show kids who miss 10 days or more a year are more likely to drop out. to succeed at school, you have t
fought back. >> we told you a year ago when you came to seattle that media consolidation is a patently bad idea. no "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it. so with all due respect i ask you, what part of that didn't you understand? >> i'm a republican and i'm a capitalist, but some areas of our private sector must be regulated. freedom of information is too important, we must be oactive in protecting that fundamental freedom. >> if the fcc is here wanting to know if chicago's residents are being wewell served, the answers no. if local talent is being covered, the answer is no. if community issues are being treated sensitively, the answer is no. if minority groups are getting the coverage and input that they need, the answer is no. the answer is no. >> if you will not stand up for we the people, then i have news for you. we the people are standing up for ourselves. this is our media, and we are taking it back. >> an estimated 3 million americans wrote the fcc and congress to protest giving big media more power, and the senate passed a resolution against the proposal. when the fcc tried again
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